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Shirley MacLaine

Birth Place: Richmond, VA, USA

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Shirley MacLaine made her professional debut dancing in a Broadway revival of Oklahoma! in the 1950s. Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry, marked her film debut, earning her a Golden Globe Award for "New Star of the Year - Actress" in 1955. MacLaine then starred in Some Came Running (1958), which led to her first Academy award nomination and an additional Golden Globe nomination. Her career continued to flourish with Oscar nominations for her work in The Children's Hour, The Apartment and Irma La Douce. In 1975, MacLaine received her fourth Oscar nomination, this time for Best Documentary as a producer and star of The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir. Two years later, she was nominated for her starring role in The Turning Point. In 1983, MacLaine won an Academy Award for her landmark performance in Terms of Endearment. She continued to receive recognition for her work and won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Madame Sousatzka. MacLaine was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1998.

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Shirley MacLaine STAGE CREDITS

Concert [Broadway], 1984

Return Engagement [Broadway], 1976

Concert [Broadway], 1976

Original Broadway Production, 1954

Gladys (Understudy)

Original Broadway Production, 1953
Dancing Ensemble

Dancing Ensemble

Shirley MacLaine Movies

The Trouble with Harry
[ 1955 ] Jennifer Rogers
Artists and Models
[ 1955 ] Bessie Sparrowbrush
Around the World in 80 Days
[ 1956 ] Princess Aouda
The Matchmaker
[ 1958 ] Irene Molloy
Hot Spell
[ 1958 ] Virginia Duval
Some Came Running
[ 1958 ] Ginnie Moorehead
The Sheepman
[ 1958 ] Dell Payton
[ 1959 ] Sharon Kensington
Ask Any Girl
[ 1959 ] Meg Wheeler
[ 1960 ] Simone Pistache
The Apartment
[ 1960 ] Fran Kubelik
Two Loves
[ 1961 ] Anna Vorontosov
All in a Night's Work
[ 1961 ] Katie Robbins
The Children's Hour
[ 1961 ] Martha Dobie
My Geisha
[ 1962 ] Lucy Dell, Yoko Mori
Two for the Seesaw
[ 1962 ] Gittel Mosca
Irma la Douce
[ 1963 ] Irma La Douce
The Yellow Rolls-Royce
[ 1964 ] Mae Jenkins
What a Way to Go!
[ 1964 ] Louisa May Foster
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
[ 1965 ] Jenny Ericson
[ 1966 ] Nicole
Woman Times Seven
[ 1967 ] Paulette, Maria Teresa, Linda
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom
[ 1968 ] Harriet Blossom
Sweet Charity
[ 1969 ] Charity
Two Mules for Sister Sara
[ 1970 ] Sara
Desperate Characters
[ 1971 ] Sophie Bentwood
The Possession of Joel Delaney
[ 1972 ] Norah Benson
The Turning Point
[ 1977 ] Deedee
Being There
[ 1979 ] Eve Rand
Loving Couples
[ 1980 ] Evelyn
A Change of Seasons
[ 1980 ] Karyn Evans
Terms of Endearment
[ 1983 ] Aurora Greenway
Cannonball Run II
[ 1984 ] Veronica
Madame Sousatzka
[ 1988 ] Madame Sousatzka
Steel Magnolias
[ 1989 ] Ouiser Boudreaux
Postcards from the Edge
[ 1990 ] Doris Mann
Waiting for the Light
[ 1990 ] Aunt Zena
Defending Your Life
[ 1991 ] Shirley MacLaine
Used People
[ 1992 ] Pearl Berman
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway
[ 1993 ] Helen Cooney
Guarding Tess
[ 1994 ] Tess Carlisle
Mrs. Winterbourne
[ 1996 ] Grace Winterbourne
The Evening Star
[ 1996 ] Aurora Greenway
[ 2000 ] Helen
[ 2003 ] Grandma Mirabeau
Rumor Has It...
[ 2005 ] Katharine Richelieu
[ 2005 ] Iris Smythson, Endora
In Her Shoes
[ 2005 ] Ella Hirsh
Closing the Ring
[ 2007 ] Ethel Ann
Valentine's Day
[ 2010 ] Estelle
[ 2011 ] Marjorie Nugent
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
[ 2013 ] Edna Mitty
Elsa & Fred
[ 2014 ] Elsa
Wild Oats
[ 2016 ] Eva
The Last Word
[ 2017 ] Harriet
The Little Mermaid
[ 2018 ] Grandmother, Elle
[ 2019 ] Elf Polly
American Dreamer
[ 2022 ] Astrid Fanelli

Shirley MacLaine TV Shows

Downton Abbey
Martha Levinson
Shirley's World
Shirley Logan

Shirley MacLaine Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Shirley MacLaine, On Broadway

Shirley MacLaine Videos

Shirley MacLaine News

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Comes to Steel Beam Theatre

Steel Beam Theatre will present the heartwarming comedy-drama, Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. Directed by Pat Henderson, this production promises a delightful evening of laughter, tears, and Southern charm.

Steel Beam Theatre Announces Cast For STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Discover the newly announced cast for the Steel Beam Theatre's Chicagoland production of STEEL MAGNOLIAS.

Ava Paris Locknar to Present TALL GIRL SINGING at Birdland Theater

BIRDLAND THEATER will present rising actress and vocalist Ava Paris Locknar in “Tall Girl Singing' this month. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

See Alice Ripley and John McDaniel, JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY & More at Birdland in April

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this April with a full slate of nightly performances! See who is performing and learn how to purchase tickets.

THE VOICE's Wendy Moten to Return to Birdland Jazz Club in April

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present return of Nashville vocalist Wendy Moten – best known for her 2021 run on NBC’s “The Voice”. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Ghee, Hewitt & Boggess to Star in MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL at Goodman Theatre

Goodman Theatre has revealed the initial cast for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

Video: Ben Platt Is Feeling the Love and Playing the Palace

Tony winner Ben Platt is indeed back on Broadway later this spring when he arrives at the newly renovated Palace Theatre. In this video, watch as he chats more about what audiences can expect from the show!

Alice Ripley and John McDaniel to Perform at Birdland in April

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Tony Award-winning singer and actress Alice Ripley and Grammy and Emmy Award-winning musical director and pianist John McDaniel in concert. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Review: THE PAJAMA GAME at Lancaster Opera House

A breakdown of  union labor relations, abuse in the workplace and  demands for higher wages surely doesn't sound like the stuff of musical comedy. Unless you're speaking of the classic 1954 musical THE PAJAMA GAME, now playing at the Lancaster Opera House. 

The Blue Strawberry Brings Broadway Veterans Melissa Errico, John Lloyd Young, and Alice Ripley to St. Louis

Blue Strawberry Showroom and Lounge welcomes a pair of Tony winning actors and a Tony nominee in the coming months. Melissa Errico, Alice Ripley, and John Lloyd Young will bring their cabaret shows to the club in mid-town St. Louis. Errico, a 2008 Tony nominee, will perform her show of Sondheim classics on April 26th and 27th. Young, the Tony winner for Lead Actor in a Musical for his role as Franki Valli in JERSEY BOYS, performs on May 8th and 9th. The Tony winner for NEXT TO NORMAL, Alice Ripley, will be joined by Grammy and Emmy Winner John McDaniel on May 24th and 25th to share their music and stories from a lifetime on Broadway.  

Matthew Rhys & Keri Russell to Star in Reading of DEAR MR. THOMAS: A NEW PLAY FOR VOICES

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell will star in a dramatic reading of a new play centered on iconic Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, Dear Mr. Thomas: A New Play for Voices. Lear how to purchase tickets!

Celebrate Women's History Month With BELLA! Washington DC Premiere

'BELLA!' Washington DC Premiere celebrates Women's History Month with a theatrical screening of the film directed by Jeff L. Lieberman at Edlavitch DCJCC Theater.

Stage and Screen Star Bill Hayes Has Passed Away at 98

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Bill Hayes, star of many musicals throughout the 1950s, playing leading man to stars such as Shirley Jones, Florence Henderson, and Carol Lawrence, has passed away at the age of 98.

Video: The Best of Broadway at the Kennedy Center Honors

The 46th Annual Kennedy Center Honors are coming up and we are celebrating the special occasion with some of our favorite videos of past Broadway performances. Check out the full list!

Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Karin Baker, and More Join Dancers Over 40's Legacy Awards

The 15th Annual Dancers Over 40 Legacy Awards and holiday dinner will honor DO40 members Joe Ahumada, Jill Cook, Gene Foote, Jean Preece and Joanna Rush on Monday, December 4th, 2023, 6-9pm at Lips Restaurant, 227 East 56th Street, NYC.

The Thalians Honors Actor & Humanitarian Gary Sinise with The 2023 Mr. Wonderful Award At Annual Winter Gala

The Thalians will host their annual star studded Winter Gala, with proceeds benefitting the charity.  The 2023 gala will honor actor and humanitarian, Gary Sinise, with their highest honor, the Mr. Wonderful Award, for his efforts on behalf of our service men and women through the Gary Sinise Foundation. 

Review: James Beaman Comes Out With LIVED EXPERIENCE at The Triad

James Beaman has come out of retirement but he has also come out as a cabaret artist working under his own name and persona in an extremely personal nightclub act.

Alice Ripley to Return to The Green Room 42 in November

Tony winner Alice Ripley and Grammy winner John McDaniel are returning to THE GREEN ROOM 42 for an encore performance on November 21. Don't miss this highly anticipated event where they will showcase their talent and deliver a night of unforgettable music. Catch them for one night only at THE GREEN ROOM 42.

The 15th Annual Dancers Over 40 Legacy Awards Set For December

The 15th Annual Dancers Over 40 Legacy Awards and holiday dinner will honor DO40 members Joe Ahumda, Jill Cook, Gene Foote, Jean Preece and Joanna Rush on Monday, December 4th, 2023, 6-9pm at Lips Restaurant.

Shirley MacLaine Will Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 Industry Dance Awards & Cancer Benefit Show

Shirley MacLaine will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 Industry Dance Awards & Cancer Benefit Show. Annette Bening will present MacLaine with the award.


How many Broadway shows has Shirley MacLaine been in?

Shirley MacLaine has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Shirley MacLaine been in?

Shirley MacLaine has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Shirley MacLaine been nominated for?

Shirley MacLaine has been nominated for the Outstanding Actress in a Musical award at the Drama Desk Awards for her performance in On Broadway.

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